What is Apple TV?
Apple TV is a device similar to a DVD player that plugs into your Television that enables you to buy movies, share pictures, play songs + much more.
The device is linked to your iTunes account, so instead of hiring a DVD from the video store, you can hire it via your apple TV and the cost of the hire is charged to your i-tunes account.
You can also sync your Mac or PC and watch all your pictures and videos or listen to your iTunes music library from the comfort of your couch
If you sync your Apple TV with your computer, you can watch slideshows from picture files or play music from your music files. Anything that you have purchased or rent through iTunes is available through the Apple TV
It’s nice to finally have a device that easily enables computers and televisions work together to showcase pictures, music and video collections
What else will you need?
Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable to plug the apple TV into your own TV.
The cable is compatible with all HDMI devices, both high-definition digital video and multi-channel digital audio are delivered over this single cable for high definition picture and sound.
You will also need an iTunes account.
What is iTunes?
iTunes is a free application for your Mac, PC or smart phone. It organises and plays your digital music and videos on your computer, idevice or Apple TV. It keeps all your content in sync and it’s a storage device on your computer, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV that has everything you need to be entertained. I-tunes also wirelessly syncs your iTunes library to your Apple TV, so you can see your movies, listen to your music, and look at your photos on the big screen.
What is ‘sync’?
‘Sync’ is short for synchronisation. ‘ Syncing’ things together means that they are all connected so files can be shared. You may have your computer, i-device and apple TV all ‘synced’ together which means all the files on your computer can be access by other devices synced with the computer, and vice versa. This is done wirelessly over a Wi-Fi Network.